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Negligent nursing care and understaffing leads to $20 million verdict in lawsuit against national nursing care chain, Beverly

A jury awarded the family of a Lexington, Kentucky man with $20 million in a nursing home wrongful death suit. The 82 year old man died at the home in March 2002 of a heart attack after staff ignored repeated calls from the man of abdominal pain.

The suit alleged that nurses ignored repeated calls for help from the man, and that the home was chronically understaffed due to company cost cutting initiatives.

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